Explosive Cyclonic Generation

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Thursday 19 July 2018 - Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Windy early this evening. Low 11. Friday: Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. High 21. UV index 5 or moderate. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low 11. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 27. Saturday night: Clear. Low 11. Sunday: Sunny. High 33. Sunday night: Clear. Low 13. Monday: Sunny. High 35. Monday night: Clear. Low 14. Tuesday: Sunny. High 28. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 14. Wednesday: Sunny. High 27.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    15.1° C
    0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102.01 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 1.0 km/h
    gusting 4.8 km/h
    Humidity
    78 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    15.1° C
    Heat Index
    15.1° C
    Dewpoint
    11.2° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:50:00 PDT
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:54
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (56% full)
    Civil Set
    21:55
    Day Length
    13:25:36
    Day High
    15.1° C @ 01:47 Tdy.
    Day Low
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102.02 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    102 kPa @ 00:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    14.6° C @ 01:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    15.1° C @ 01:47 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 5.1km/h @ 01:25 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

Words that will surely make the heart of any weather-geek beat a little faster.

That is how Mark Madryga described the low-pressure center and storm currently gathering force off the Washington Coast.

You can see it quite nicely on the Satellite imagery right now… curling into a nice tight hurricane-esque spiral. If your weekend plan was to leave a little early and head down the Inlet in a boat, you will definitely want to stay put for a day or two as Storm warnings are posted for West Vancouver Island South including Barkley Sound. SE and SW Winds to 50knots (90kph) will be happening tonight and into tomorrow.

Winds are not forecast to be as strong here in the Valley. We’re slated to get up to 60kph overnight. There is always the possibility that we get a little more than forecast. On the West Coast they have a wind warning up for winds up to 80kph tonight.

Looks like mother nature wants to remind us that Summer isn’t here just yet. Still have a little kick of Spring to give. Enjoy the wildness, take in your plants off the sundeck and make sure the greenhouse is closed up. 🙂

3 Replies to “Explosive Cyclonic Generation”

  1. Yup.. quite the swirl out there… I’ve got a few nice images on my NOAA page off my weather site of recent satellite passes… NOAA15 from 17:01 this evening has a good view, I think the Class image is the best, but the MCIR-precip shows where the nasty weather could be in it.

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